Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Scaffold & Access Industry Association



I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 25, 2008

Evaluation Period

February 25, 2010 - February 24, 2011

Overview

The OSHA and SIA Alliance focuses on providing SIA's members, and others in the construction industry, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will focus on reducing safety and health hazards associated with the use of mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift equipment. In particular, the Alliance addresses reducing and preventing exposure to fall and caught-in-between hazards.

Implementation Team Members

 
OSHA:  
   
Danezza Quintero
Francis Dougherty
Morgan Seuberling
Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
OCS, DOC
Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs
   
SIA:  
   
Bill Breault
Dave Glabe
Kevin O'Shea
John Miller
Jeff Stachowiak
Laurie Weber
Stephen Smith
Marty Coughlin
Breault Industrial Group, Inc.
DH Glabe & Associates, Inc.
Mastclimbers LLC
The Millstone Companies
Sunbelt Rentals
SIA Associate Director
Edge International
Waco Scaffolding & Equipment


II. Implementation Team Meetings
 
February 26, 2010
June 22, 2010
October 29, 2010
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting
Implementation Team Meeting

III. Results
  1. Events and Products

    Training and Education Goal


    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for the construction industry regarding mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift issues and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the construction industry.

      Products

      The OSHA and SIA Alliance Implementation Team has not completed work on programs or projects to address this goal.


    Outreach and Communication Goals

    • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print, electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and SIA's Web sites) to employers and employees in the construction industry.

      Products

      Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips Sheet

      Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed a tip sheet addressing issues associated with the safe and proper use of Transport Platforms. The tips sheet was finalized and posted to the SIA Web site and linked to the OSHA Web pages from the SIA Alliance Web page in March 2010.

      Portuguese-Translated Transport Platform (TP) and Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips Sheets

      Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA translated the TP and MCWP Tips Sheets into Portuguese. The tips sheets were finalized and posted to the SIA Web site and linked to the OSHA Web pages from the SIA Alliance Web page in July 2010.

      Spanish-Translated Transport Platform (TP) and Mast Climbing Work Platform (MCWP) Safety Tips Sheets

      Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA translated the TP and MCWP Tips Sheets into Spanish. The tips sheets were finalized and posted to the SIA Web site and linked to the OSHA Web pages from the SIA Alliance Web page in February 2011.

      OSHA and SIA Alliance Web Page

      OSHA maintains an OSHA and SIA Alliance Web page that is posted on the OSHA Web site. The page includes the OSHA and SIA Alliance agreement, annual reports, news releases, information on activities and events of the Alliance, and links to the Alliance developed products and resources.

      SIA and OSHA Alliance Web Page

      SIA is continuing to update the SIA and OSHA Alliance Web page on its Web site. Information includes links to the Alliance agreement, Alliance-developed products, and OSHA's electronic assistance tools.

      Publications and Newsletters

      Information and news releases on the OSHA and SIA Alliance and its activities appeared in print and electronic publications such as SAFWAY, FacilitySafety Management, Environmental Resource Center, Occupational Safety & Health Daily, Safety BLR, Scaffold Industry Magazine, Mason Contractors, SIA Industry News, Access Lift & Handlers Magazine, and Occupational Health and Safety.

      In addition, an article entitled "Three Alliances Join Together to Present Aerial Platforms Seminar" was written by Laurie Weber and Published in the June 2010 edition of the Alliance Quarterly Review (AQR). The AQR article was a synopsis of the workshop presented at the 2010 On-site Consultation Training Conference in San Diego, California. For more information on the articles and press releases, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

      OSHA Scaffolding eTool

      The following SIA representatives participate on the OSHA Scaffolding eTool's editorial board:
      • Dale Lindemer, PE, National Engineering Manager, ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin
      • Hardy Roloff, CHST, Corp. Safety Manager, Waco Scaffolding and Equipment Company, Cleveland, Ohio
      • Jeff Stachowiak, National Safety Director, Safety & Risk Management, Sunbelt Rentals, Saint Johns, Florida

      OSHA Scaffolding Safety and Health Topics page

      The following SIA representatives participate on the OSHA Scaffolding Safety and Health Topics page's editorial board:
      • Dale Lindemer, PE, National Engineering Manager, ThyssenKrupp Safway, Inc., Waukesha, Wisconsin
      • Hardy Roloff, CHST, Corp. Safety Manager, Waco Scaffolding and Equipment Company, Cleveland, Ohio
      • Jeff Stachowiak, National Safety Director, Safety & Risk Management, Sunbelt Rentals, Saint Johns, Florida

    • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or SIA conferences, local meetings, or other events such as SIA's Annual Convention & Exposition.

      Events

      SIA 38th Annual Convention and Expo, July 21-24, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


      Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, gave a keynote address to scaffold industry executives and safety and health professionals at the SIA Annual Convention and Expo on July 23, 2010, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

      Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting, March 26, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia.

      Gerald Houvener, Construction Safety Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on "OSHA Updates and What You Need to Know About the Fall Interpretation Letter" to 20 attending scaffold industry workers, contractors and safety and health professionals at the Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

      Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting, April 15, 2010, Chicago, Illinois.

      William F. Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Calumet City, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives" to 20 scaffold industry workers, contractors and safety and health professionals at the Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.

      Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting, April 22, 2010, Denver, Colorado.

      George B. Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VIII, Englewood, Colorado Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "Aerial Lift Fall Protection and OSHA Construction Industry Update" to 10 scaffold industry workers, contractors and safety and health professionals at the Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting in Denver Colorado.

      Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting, April 30, 2010, La Mirada, California.

      Martin Weis, Industrial Hygienist, Region IX, San Diego, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on "Enforcement of the New Record-keeping Program" to 14 industry workers, contractors and safety and health professionals at the Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting in Mirada, California.

      Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting, May 21, 2010, Washington, District of Columbia.

      Francis Dougherty, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives" to 15 scaffold industry workers, contractors, and safety and health professionals at the Scaffold Industry Association Regional Meeting in Washington, DC.

    • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding SIA's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by SIA and through OSHA- or SIA-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      Annual On-site Consultation Training Conference, April 27, 2010, San Diego, California.

      Stephen Smith, President Elect, Scaffolding Industry Association; Darin Hinnergardt, Master Training Instructor, Altec Industries, Inc.; and Daniel J. Moss, Technical Consultant, Standards and Safety Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers; presented a panel discussion on "Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Issues and Emerging Technologies" to 40 attendees.


    • Promote and encourage SIA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

      The OSHA and SIA Alliance Implementation Team continue to work through Region VI Alliance on programs or projects to address this goal.

    • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable Meeting, Department of Labor, July 29, 2010, Washington, DC

      On July 29, 2010, representatives from the Scaffold Industry Association Alliance participated in the OSHA Alliance Program Construction Roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. During the meeting, Alliance Program participants discussed products developed through the Roundtable, including the Construction Workplace Design Solutions, and identified potential projects and compliance assistance resources to help address safety and health hazards in the construction industry.

      2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 2-8, 2010, Washington, DC.

      The Scaffold Industry Association and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Work-places." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

      To help support the event, SIA disseminated information about 2010 NAOSH Week to their membership through a press release in March 2010.

  2. Executive Summary

    Through the Alliance Program, OSHA and SIA are working together to address safety and health issues in the construction industry. The positive relationship that SIA has developed over the past two years has led to the development of many projects that the team is currently working on or has produced.

    In reaching out to underserved and diverse working populations, SIA translated and disseminated Spanish and Portuguese versions for both the TP and MCWP Tips Sheets. The translated tips sheets provide valuable information for Spanish and Portuguese workers in the industry as reference tools for the safe and proper use of these types of scaffolding. SIA posted the Spanish and Portuguese-translated Tips Sheets on its Alliance Web site and linked to the OSHA Web pages.

    In addition, SIA invited Steven F. Witt to deliver the keynote address at their 38th Annual Convention and Expo on July 23, 2010 in Philadelphia, PA. SIA also invited OSHA representatives to speak at their Regional Meetings in Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; La Mirada, CA; and Washington, DC.

    SIA representatives are also sharing their expertise with OSHA through participation on the editorial boards for the OSHA Scaffolding Safety and Health Topics page and on the OSHA Scaffolding eTool. SIA contributed during the Annual On-site Consultation Training Conference held April 27, 2010, in San Diego, California, where Stephen Smith, SIA President, along with individuals from other OSHA Alliance Program participants, presented a panel discussion on "Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Issues and Emerging Technologies.

    Finally, as part of their outreach, SIA supported and promoted the 2010 NAOSH Week by distributing information about the week to its membership and others through a press release in March 2010.


  3. Alliance Program Reach

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    OSHA and SIA Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site Data Not Available
    SIA and OSHA Alliance Web page on the SIA Web site 6,864
    OSHA Scaffolding eTool 38,041
    OSHA Scaffolding Safety and Health Topics Page 57,212
    March 26, 2010: SIA Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia.

    Speaker: Gerald Houvener, Construction Safety Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on "OSHA Updates and What You Need to Know About the Fall Interpretation Letter."
    20
    April 15, 2010: SIA Regional Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

    Speaker: William F. Coulehan, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Calumet City, Illinois Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives."
    20
    April 22, 2010: SIA Regional Meeting, Denver, Colorado.

    Speaker: George B. Flynn, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region VIII, Englewood, Colorado Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "Aerial Lift Fall Protection and OSHA Construction Industry Update."
    10
    April 27, 2010: Annual On-site Consultation Training Conference, San Diego, California.

    Speakers: Darin Hinnergardt, Master Training Instructor, Altec Industries, Inc; Daniel J. Moss, Technical Consultant, Standards and Safety Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers; and Stephen Smith, President Elect, Scaffolding Industry Association; presented a panel discussion on "Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Issues and Emerging Technologies."
    40
    April 30, 2010: SIA Regional Meeting, La Mirada, California.

    Speaker: Martin Weis, Industrial Hygienist, Region IX, San Diego, California Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation on "Enforcement of the New Recordkeeping Program."
    14
    May 21, 2010: SIA Regional Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.

    Speaker: Francis Dougherty, Occupational Safety and Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services, Directorate of Construction, USDOL-OSHA, gave a presentation entitled "An Update on New OSHA Initiatives."
    15
    July 23, 2010: SIA 38th Annual Convention and Exposition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Speaker: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, presented a keynote address.
    371
    February 25, 2010: "Safeway Involved in Recent Development of Transport Platform ANSI Standard"

    SAFEWAY
    Data Not Available
    February 2010: "OSHA Targets Texas, Louisiana Workers via Scaffolding Alliance"

    FacilitySafety Management
    Data NOT Available
    March 1, 2010: "OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association From Alliance to Promote Safety and Health in Construction"

    Environmental Resource Center
    Data NOT Available
    March 1, 2010: "Partnerships-OSHA Forms Safety Alliance in Texas with Scaffolding Industry Association"

    Occupational Safety and Health Daily
    Data NOT Available
    March 2, 2010: "SIA Forms Alliance with OSHA"

    Safety BLR
    Data NOT Available
    May 2010: "SIA Joins ASSE Engineers, OSHA, to Promote Work Safety"

    Scaffold Industry Magazine
    5,000
    June 2010: "Three Alliances Join Together to Present Aerial Platforms Seminar"

    Alliance Quarterly Review
    43 National Alliance Program Participants
    August 25, 2010: "Safety Tips for the Mast Climbing Work Platform-Masonry"

    Mason Contractors
    Data NOT Available
    November 15, 2010: "SIA Executive Committee Approves Realignment of Regions"

    SIA Industry News
    5,000
    January 11, 2011: "MCWP Use and Safety at Forefront of OSHA Meeting"

    Access Lift & Handlers Magazine
    Data NOT Available
    February 23, 2011: "Mast Climbing Industry Foresees Safety Gains"

    Occupational Health & Safety
    Data NOT Available
    February 16, 2010: "Transport Platform Safety Tips"

    SIA News Press Release
    6,000
    February 23, 2010: "OSHA Region 6 and Scaffold Industry Association Form An Alliance"

    SIA News Press Release
    6,000
    March 13, 2010: "SIA Joins ASSE, OSHA to Promote NAOSH Week"

    SIA News Press Release
    6,000
    October 4, 2010: "OSHA Reports on State Run Programs"

    SIA News Press Release
    6,000
    October 20, 2010: "OSHA Distracted Driving Initiative"

    SIA News Press Release
    6,000
    TOTAL 142,650


IV. Upcoming Milestones

The OSHA and SIA Alliance Implementation Team discussed a number of activities that will be undertaken in the upcoming year. Through the Alliance, SIA will finalize the Best Practices Seminar on the Mast Climbing Worker Platform, complete the Mast Climber 10-Point Fact Sheets, and develop two educational presentations on scaffolding for workers.

In addition, SIA representatives will continue to serve on the editorial boards for OSHA's Scaffold eTool and Scaffold Safety and Health Topics page and will review and provide comments on the pages. SIA members will also attend meetings of the Alliance Program Construction Roundtable, when scheduled and contribute to the development of Construction Workplace Design Solutions (CWDS) which focus on the prevention of falls in the construction industry.

Finally, SIA representatives will be joining with other Alliance Program participants to support 2011 North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 1-7, 2011, "Celebrating a Century of Safety."

Report prepared by: Morgan Seuberling, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 21, 2011